Tuesday, April 4, 2017
Xcel Energy Center
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The Carolina Hurricanes head to Xcel Energy Center to play the Minnesota Wild on Tuesday, April 4, 2017. The opening line for this game has the Hurricanes at +149 and the Wild at -165.
Carolina comes into this matchup having played 78 games. They have an overall record of 35-29-14 and on the road they have a record of 12-18-9. Currently they are 6th in the Metropolitan Division. They've scored 204 goals and given up 220 goals for a point differential of -16. The Hurricanes have an overall record of 6-2-2 in their last 10 games. For the season they have an ATS record of 33-43 and an over/under record of 31-36-11. Minnesota shows up with a record of 46-25-8 including 26-12-2 at home this season. They are 2nd in the Central Division. They've scored 254 goals and surrendered 201 for a goal differential of +53. The Wild have a record of 3-5-2 in their last 10 contests. Their record against the spread is 43-33 while their over/under record sits at 40-30-9.
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Valuable Carolina Hurricanes Betting Trends
The Carolina Hurricanes are 33-43 straight up
The Carolina Hurricanes are 31-36-11 against the over/under
Important Minnesota Wild Betting Trends
The Minnesota Wild are 43-33 straight up
The Minnesota Wild are 40-30-9 against the over/under
Key Carolina Hurricanes Injuries
04/02/17 C Jay McClement Lower Body "?" Tuesday vs. Minnesota
04/02/17 D Ryan Murphy Lower Body "?" Tuesday vs. Minnesota
Key Minnesota Wild Injuries
10/10/16 D Victor Bartley Tricep out indefinitely
04/02/17 LW Jason Zucker Lower Body "?" Tuesday vs. Carolina
Sebastian Aho has accumulated 48 total points this season for the Hurricanes. He has 23 goals this season with 201 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 11%. He has a total of 25 assists on the season and averages 16.7 minutes played per game. Jeff Skinner has averaged 17.7 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 13% by scoring 33 goals on 260 shots. He has 25 assists giving him a total of 58 points on the season. Cam Ward has 26 wins and 21 losses this season in net for the Hurricanes. He has had 1,636 shots against him and has given up 153 goals. He has made 1,483 saves for a save percentage of 91%.
Mikael Granlund has accumulated 68 total points this season for the Wild. He has 25 goals this season with 174 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 14%. He has a total of 43 assists on the season and averages 18.9 minutes played per game. Eric Staal has averaged 18.7 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 13% by scoring 27 goals on 203 shots. He has 34 assists giving him a total of 61 points on the season. Devan Dubnyk has 38 wins and 19 losses this season in net for the Wild. He has had 1,779 shots against him and has given up 135 goals. He has made 1,644 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Hurricanes have 84 total points this season. They have scored 204 goals while giving up 220 goals. They have had 217 power play opportunities and have scored 39 goals on those chances for a percentage of 18%. The Hurricanes have allowed 192 power play opportunities and given up 30 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 84%. They average 30 shots per game and as a team are shooting 8.64% for the season to this point. They allow 28 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 90%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Wild have a total of 100 points on the season. They have 45 power play goals on 219 opportunities thus far for a percentage of 21%. They have allowed 209 power play opportunities and have given up 36 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 83%. As a team, the Hurricanes have a total of 254 goals scored while they've given up 201 goals to this point. They average 31 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 10.50%. As a team they give up 30 shots per game and have a save percentage of 92%.
Carolina has a Corsi percentage of 52.4% as they've attempted 4,537 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 4,123 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is at 51.7% as they have 3,335 attempts while they've given up 3,115 shots on the defensive end. The Hurricanes start possessions in the offensive zone 56.3% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 43.7% for the season. They have 2,304 face off wins compared to 2,052 losses, meaning their faceoff win percentage is 52.9%. On defense Carolina has 1,536 hits and they've blocked 1,008 shots from the opposition.
Minnesota has attempted 4,391 shots at full strength and they've given up 4,459 attempts, meaning their Corsi percentage is at 49.6% for the season. In terms of Fenwick percentage, they currently are at 49.8% as they have 3,301 shots while they've given up 3,329 attempts on defense. The Wild have an offensive zone percentage of 50.4% and their defensive zone percentage is 49.6% so far this season. They have a faceoff win percentage of 51.8% as they've compiled 2,450 face off wins this season and they have suffered 2,277 face off losses. On defense Minnesota has blocked 1,130 shot attempts and they have 1,245 hits as a unit.
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